Five fireplaces to keep you warm this winter

With cold nights approaching, many of us long to warm ourselves next to an open, roaring fire. looks at five properties with beautiful fireplaces

Whether it be an open hearth or a wood burning stove, a fireplace adds an extra touch of homeliness to a property by exuding a snug warmth over the winter months.

1. Mill Lane, Brigstock, Kettering, Northamptonshire (Guide price of £2,000,000 Strutt & Parker, Market Harborough)

Medieval: The Manor House is steeped in history

Warming: This magnificent room not only features an open fireplace but underfloor heating too

12th century: The drawing room, or ‘solar’ (first floor drawing room) is believed to date back to the 12th century

Stepping inside this property is like going back in time. Parts of the eight-bedroom manor house are believed to date back as far as the 12th century. Walking through the Grade II listed property, you’ll marvel at the original oak panelling, character stone fireplaces and its Jacobean oak staircase. Breaking tradition, however, is the purpose built triple garage which comes equipped with a gym.

2. The Manor House, Howden-le-Wear, Durham City (Offers in the region of £875,000 Dowen, Durham)

Idyllic setting: The Manor House sits within 2.5 acres of beautiful grounds

Beautiful: The drawing room’s fireplace is set within a stunning woodwork surround

Sociable: The living room’s feature fireplace is the central focus of the warm space

Yet another impressive manor house, this second property, although not quite as old as the first, is also imbued with history. Its 16th century past can be felt throughout the grand reception hallway, library and eight bedrooms. Outside, the formal gardens, fruitful mature orchard, pretty pond and bridge, enclosed within the 2.5 acres of land, can all be enjoyed with a huge degree of privacy.

3. Woodmans Cottage, York Hill, Loughton, Essex (Offers in excess of £650,000 Woodbury Homes, Loughton)

Tucked away: The cottage is in rural Essex

Beaming: The living area has wood flooring and exposed beams

Home is where the hearth is: A welcoming fire brightens up any day

The third property is a two bedroom archetypal “English countryside cottage” which has a real homely feel to it. The woodwork throughout the property creates a wonderful ambiance and would be a welcome prospect to come home to, after a long and bitter winter’s day.

4. College Street, Sutton-on-Hull, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (Offers in excess of £300,000 Quick & Clarke, Cottingham)

Central location: The property is located at the heart of the village

Cost efficient: Wood burning stoves save a lot on heating bills

Cosy: The combination of exposed brickwork and a wood burning stove creates the perfect family room

A stone’s throw from the coast, with five bedrooms and on the market for offers in excess of £300,000. Located in Sutton-on-Hull, residents are within easy driving distance to Hull and Leeds but are also able to enjoy the feel of rural living.

5. Monmouth Street, Lyme Regis (£8,667 pcm (£2,000 pw) Penny & Sinclair, Short Lets)

Outdoor space: The garden comes equipped with a barbecue

Family hub: The open plan kitchen with a warming fireplace is the perfect setting for a family meal

Ahoy there: Residents can enjoy a sea view from their window

The historic fishing port of Lyme Regis is a breathtaking location and now the opportunity has arisen to rent a charming five-bedroom cottage in this scenic town. Anchor House was thoughtfully designed by Caroline Conran, whose ideas have come together to create an enchanting yet stylish family home, with fabulous sea views. Sign Up For a Property Alert

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